So the President Hates My Girlfriend

Plus, how Clare Gallagher won Western States

Hi friends! I’m back from a long weekend of hot springs, campfires, and stars in the Gila. Hope your holiday was just as fun.

If you’re looking for a way to put off dealing with your inbox for a few more minutes, I’ve got some good stories for you this week.

What I’m reading

Our National Parks Could Do a Lot with $2.5 Million: Everything the national parks could afford to do with the money Trump's celebration took from them. [Chris Wright for Outside]

The Rise of the Queer Surf Community: New spaces are opening up for LGBTQ athletes looking for freedom on the open water. [Gabe Bergado for GQ]

How Clare Gallagher Won Western States: After spending days in the Arctic wilderness, running 100 miles on trail is a piece of cake. [Martin Fritz Huber for Outside]

So the President Fucking Hates My Girlfriend: Hi!! Sue here. This is my World Cup Semifinals preview. The title was supposed to be “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend (and 10 Other Things I Want You to Know Before the World Cup Semifinals)” but we ran out of space. My bad. Thanks for reading. GO USWNT. [Sue Bird for the Players’ Tribune]

Running After Melanoma: How one woman rediscovered the joy of trails and muddy shoes following a skin-cancer scare. [Katie O’Reilly for Outside]

Last but not least